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  • Toronto: Wide Sells 'Margarita' to Japan's Aya Pro

    In an early sale on one of its flagship titles at Toronto, Paris-based Wide Management has licensed scribe-helmer Shonali Bose's late-teen romantic drama "Margarita, With a Straw" to Japan's Aya Pro. Deal closed after "Margarita's" Monday world...
  • Directors Like 'Whiplash's' Damien Chazelle Drum Up Attention With Short Films

    Like the intensely single-minded drummer Miles Teller plays in "Whiplash," its writer-director, Damien Chazelle, did not arrive on the world stage unprepared. In fact, exactly one year before his white-knuckle feature won Sundance's grand jury prize,...
  • Toronto Film Fest Market Faces Challenges With Platform Changes, Global Politics

    Sellers at this week's Toronto Film Festival hope to ride the wave of Cannes and Sundance, which saw a healthy number of deals close earlier in the year. But by no means does that suggest that the movie business is in full recovery. "The market is bigger...
  • Patricia Clarkson wraps up three films, turns to Broadway

     Patricia Clarkson wraps up three films, turns to Broadway
    Patricia Clarkson is holding court in a suite at the Chateau Marmont, her favorite haunt when the New Yorker is staying in Los Angeles. "It's comforting," said the petite 54-year-old actress on a recent warm afternoon. "There is an extraordinary history...
  • Toronto: Judy Cairo Heads Back to Fest With 'Boychoir'

    During the height of the recession, producer Judy Cairo managed to break into the feature film business with a smallish indie called "Crazy Heart" through her Informant Media banner. Since "Crazy Heart" became a major hit with Oscars for lead actor...
  • 'The Chair': A crash course in indie filmmaking

    'The Chair': A crash course in indie filmmaking
    Reality TV these days is no longer just a comforting block of Velveeta sitting on your DVR. It has strapped on a Mexican wrestling mask and peacocks its ridiculousness around the ring. So it's refreshing when a series does its best to cut down on the...
  • 'Accused' Tapped Dutch Candidate For Oscar's Foreign-Language Noms

    Paula van der Oest's thriller drama "Accused" ("Lucia de B.") will represent the Netherlands in the race for foreign-language nominations at the Academy Awards. "Accused," which is based on a true story of Lucia de Berk and penned by Moniek Kramer and...
  • Tony-winner 'Once' to open Hippodrome season

    Tony-winner 'Once' to open Hippodrome season
    Big-bucks movies -- "Sister Act," "Ghost," "Flashdance," "Dirty Dancing," to name a few -- get turned into stage musicals with some frequency. Indie films form a smaller screen-to-boards subset. Of these, "Once," based on the minuscule-budget, shot-in-17-...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach

    Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach
    Long before Gordon Gekko, Liberace and “Fatal Attraction’s” Dan Gallagher, Michael DouglasĀ  gained fame, and an Oscar, for producing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The film took best picture and a bevy of other...
  • Voltage President Nicolas Chartier Finds His Element at Toronto Festival

    Voltage Pictures president Nicolas Chartier is in his element at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. He formed Voltage as a sales company a decade ago with Dean Devlin and came to Toronto in 2008 with Voltage's first produced film: "The Hurt Locker." Summit...
  • Int'l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

    HONG KONG -- More than a dozen international film festival heads have signed a petition denouncing the Chinese authorities' halting of the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival. The petition is signed by leading festival bosses including: Christoph...